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The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.  For more information about the Department’s mission, please visit the HHS website at http://www.hhs.gov.   The HHS Office of the General Counsel (OGC) in Region 5 (Chicago) seeks one or more licensed attorneys committed to supporting the development and implementation of the HHS programs by providing comprehensive legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the Department’s various agencies and divisions.  For additional information about OGC’s mission, please visit our website at http://www.hhs.gov/ogc.

A collegial office comprising twenty-seven (27) attorneys and five support staff, attorneys in the Chicago office are expected to work independently and as a team with more than 400 OGC colleagues around the nation.  The incumbent of this position will provide legal advice and litigation services to the agencies within HHS Region 5, particularly the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Public Health Service, the Indian Health Service, the Administration for Children and Families and the Office for Civil Rights.  For this position, we especially prefer applicants who demonstrate exemplary legal writing and oral advocacy abilities, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and display a capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups.

This position will be filled at the GS-11, GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14 level (current salary range is approximately $66,379 - $111,801 annually), depending on experience and qualifications.  Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available.  Applicants must be a licensed attorney who is admitted to practice law in the highest court of any state, territory of the United States, or a federal court.

To be considered, please provide a cover letter of no more than 950 words that discusses each of the following competencies:

  1. General Legal – Writing ability, analytical and problem-solving skills, and experience preparing legal briefs and/or memoranda;
  2. Litigation – Litigation experience before Federal trial and appellate courts and/or administrative bodies;
  3. Laws and Regulations – Experience in applying statutes, regulations, and policies; and
  4. Client Advice and Relationships– Experience providing oral and written advice and ability to relate effectively with clients.

In addition to your cover letter please include a resume, writing sample (15 pages or less), and a law school transcript (if you have practiced less than five years) to:

  • Reg V Hiring Committee@hhs.gov or
  • Janice Rosiak, Office Administrator
  • US DHHS Office of the General Counsel
  • 233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 700
  • Chicago, IL 60601

Closing date: Applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by February 28, 2017.

HHS is an equal opportunity employer.  A background investigation will be conducted on any applicant who is hired.

The Insurance Recovery Group of Reed Smith LLP, a global law firm of more than 1500 lawyers, is currently seeking an exceptional Chicago licensed Mid-Level Associate to join the Chicago Office.  This industry focused group represents corporate policyholders throughout the United States in a wide range of cutting edge matters including policy review and investigations, provider disputes, contractual disputes, and class actions.  

Candidates should have 3-4 years of mid-large size law firm experience in complex litigation and arbitration, excellent academic credentials and strong writing, research, analytical and verbal communication skills.  Policyholder experience is a plus but a lawyer with exceptional skills, willing to commit to the practice and eager to learn is encouraged to apply. 

Candidates must be familiar with State Court Rules and E-Discovery specifically Relativity. Experience handling multiple cases, and ability to serve as the point person on litigation, including coordinating with other associates and staff and acting as client contact. Candidate must have demonstrated project management skills and be able to take a case and run with it. Deposition and/or courtroom experience required.

This position offers the opportunity to join a top law firm and the opportunity to take on significant responsibility on matters.  The atmosphere is dynamic and entrepreneurial, and the successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to shape their career in a substantial and meaningful way.  Reed Smith attorneys regularly collaborate across offices and practice groups.  We value diversity and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding.  Reed Smith is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. 

Interested candidates should contact Nikki Silvio at Nsilvio@reedsmith.com.